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Windows 7: Audit Folder Changes

24 Mar 2015   #1

Audit Folder Changes

My network uses a shared drive, in which everyone has a folder to place working files for their projects. These are not private folders, as multiple people might be working on the same project, so everyone is in and out of everyone else's folder all day. Lately I've noticed an escalation of a problem, where people are, I'm going to be optimistic here, inadvertently dropping person A's folder into person B's.

Is there a way that I can lock down the folder structure at the highest level, while still allowing general access?

Failing that, is there a way to audit these folders, so when I find the misplaced folders I can determine who's responsible? I need to have a talk with them, and give them a Dvorak keyboard as punishment.

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24 Mar 2015   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Not sure about the first question, thats a step above my pay grade but in general, I think you give people access to modify a folder, or you don't. There may be a better answer for that so I'll let someone else comment on it.

As far as auditing, you should be able to accomplish that, more information is in the link below
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